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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor...

This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.

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Full-Day Private Tour: Historic Alexandria From Cairo

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Don't miss the caves

There were hundreds of other visitors while I was there but nobody else went in the caves, but they have have been the most interesting part. You have to walk way around the back... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Gatineau, Canada
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Bengaluru, India
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing carved pillars at many places like Edfu, Luxor and other places in Eygpt , the visit to Pompey's pillar was an anti climax. One has to walk along the steps tp reach the top. But once you reach the top you feel the effort is not that rewarding. We came down via rough terrain opposite the pillar which... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much to see but the place is magnificent I loved it, Alexandria is having more monuments than what is discovered

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Doha, Qatar
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A well preserved roman pillar which is seemingly in the middle of nowhere. You then discover there is a whole temple beneath although most has not been excavated yet. You can walk through the dim corridors and see the holes in the wall where scrolls were housed as there was an extensive library there in olden times. It was nice... More 

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Thank Caz C
Lephalale, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting history, we did unfortunately did not know about the caves and would have love to do this

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Baroda, Gujarat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the pyramids of Giza tour along with the Great Sphinx. if you are satisfied, then you may definitely skip this. The most important is to plan and also spend more time at the museum.

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Fresno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pillar itself and the story behind it is interesting, but the best part of the visit is the ruins of the Serapium. You can descend underground and see where they think the temple's library was located. When we were there we were the only visitors!

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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

There were hundreds of other visitors while I was there but nobody else went in the caves, but they have have been the most interesting part. You have to walk way around the back of the pillar to access the caves, and it may be helpful to bring a flashlight. Inside you will find "secret" rooms and even an ancient... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It may be a little hard to f8nd, but once you do, you'll find a large pillar with 2 sphinx welcoming you. The price is 30ep and you may think it isn't much at first, but you do get to wander through some caves and meet a wonderful statue of a bull.

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Cairo, Egypt
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing site here of Roman Empire grandness. Lots of other fragments of pillars, columns and sculptures. Wish we'd had a tour guide

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New York
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88 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The place is not close to the mid of the city and was hard to find. It is between very populated residential neighbor. If you can find it or you are one of group tour it will be easier to access the place. After the arrival the visit was informative and fun

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